Rovers make Hughes proud

12 March 2007 07:12
Mark Hughes was proud of his Blackburn Rovers side after they made it through to the FA Cup semi-finals thanks to a 2-0 home victory over Manchester City. Goals from Aaron Mokoena - his first for the club - and Matt Derbyshire sent Rovers through at Ewood Park, with Hughes pleased with the efforts of his players. He said: "I was very proud of the players for the work rate they put in. "Everyone said we were favourites beforehand and given our recent form and the fact that we were at home, that was probably fair. "However we still had a very difficult game in front of us and the way we went about the job was very pleasing in every respect. "The lads at the back were excellent and there were some really strong performances throughout the team. We knew we had to make it hard for City and play at a good tempo. And we did. "This was a good collective team effort and we can be justly proud of what we have achieved. "The job was just to get in the hat, we didn't want any more replays. We got the job done, so we are delighted."

Source: ESA

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